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Victoria House in Taunton re-opened by Jeremy Browne MP11th December 2012

Jeremy Browne, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane, has officially opened Summerfield Developments' refurbished Victoria House in Taunton. 

Over 50 local business owners and community members were in attendance to see first-hand Summerfield’s work on the historic former headquarters of The British Van Heusen Co Ltd on Victoria Street.

Victoria House was originally constructed in 1962 and has been managed by Summerfield as an office centre for nearly 20 years. Over the past year, the Taunton based commercial property specialist has invested in excess of £1 million into transforming the building, with work including the creation of a new entrance, the replacement of all of the windows and the installation of photovoltaic cells on the roof. These cells are designed to generate power in order to offset the carbon footprint of the building.

The large, open plan office space at Victoria House currently houses a range of local businesses, from sole traders through to large organisations such as Diabetes UK and the Community Council for Somerset.

James Holyday, Director of Property Management at Summerfield, said that the additions made to the building, including the upgraded heating system and new windows, will vastly improve the performance of the building, resulting in lower energy costs and an enhanced working environment:

“We are delighted with the transformation of the building which now provides efficient, contemporary office accommodation on the flexible terms that have proved so successful at Victoria House over the last 17 years.

Competitively priced office space, ranging in size from 100 sq ft up to 7,000 sq ft, is now available to rent from specialist property adviser Hatfield White. The newly-refurbished office space for companies offers facilities including on-site parking, a health club, wi-fi and a communal area.”

Holyday said: “Since 1995, more than 120 tenants have operated their businesses from Victoria House, including a number of business start-ups, which have since grown considerably. Whether you are a new business looking for your first premises, or an established business wanting to benefit from the range of facilities on offer, we can be flexible in order to enable your business to grow.”

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